Sometimes we might assume we understand certain passages in the Bible. Maybe it’s a famous or familiar verse. Or maybe we once heard a sermon that gives us confidence we know the meaning of a particular passage of Scripture. But when we look a little deeper, there’s a chance we’ll discover we really don’t understand that section of the Bible at all. We may have embraced a popular interpretation only to find that we’ve taken verses out of context. But God wants us to know what He’s saying in the Bible and not be conned into misinterpreting His word. Welcome to Con-Text, a series that reminds us that some Bible passages can fool even the sincere.
We usually don’t think of falling as a good thing. If you fall, you can hurt yourself. So, when we come across the biblical phrase “fallen from grace,” we rightly assume it’s not a good thing. But what does it mean? When we examine the context of Galatians 5:4 we discover the meaning of this verse and why we should want to avoid falling from grace.